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This search may give you some ideas for your own search in this database, in GALILEO or another database. The Arts & Humanities Database includes the performing arts, and some articles in it may not show up in a GALILEO search.

  1. Notice each box searches for a different concept.
  2. Spoken word poetry is one concept, but there are many terms that may mean the same (or similar) thing. I may combine them in one box, linking them with OR between terms.
  3. Terms of more than one word may be bound together with quotation marks “  “ for better focus by the search engine.
  4. The asterisk * indicates that there may be alternate endings to a word that are acceptable, like advocate or advocacy.
  5. You may add a third row if you wish to narrow your search to a specific issue, like racism or immigration or gender issues, etc. Keep in mind the various synonyms or word ending that may be used for those terms!
  6. In the Results list, keep in mind that all these articles will not be relevant. For those that are, you may find only a few helpful paragraphs or sentences. Use the best ideas from them.

GALILEO Literature Search

This is an example of an Advanced Search using GALILEO, after playing with ideas and search terms. Searching evolves!

1.  Notice each box has a separate concept. If I am searching for themes about women in Chopin's work, I can add women in a second box. If I am okay with an article that uses the word female instead of women, I can add that word, using OR between the two words. I could also add OR girls OR gender, and so on. 

2.  If I want to add another concept, I use another box. I could add the title of the work I am studying here, or choose another concept. You may be looking at themes that the author has used repeatedly in their work.  Chopin looked at the place of women in society. Soci* is a shortcut to look for the words social, or society--or anything beginning with s-o-c-i.

3.  Checking the disciplines "Literature & Writing" and "Sociology," down below, is not necessary, but may help focus your search. "Sociology" may not be right for your topic, but perhaps another area would be appropriate, like "Military History & Science" for Hemingway, or "Religion & Philosophy" for C. S. Lewis. Choosing disciplines limits the GALILEO databases searched, leaving out articles found in business or nursing databases, for example.

FIND IT: Find the Full Text of an Article

In your list of database search results, some citations will not include the full text of the article.

When that happens, in most Dalton State databases you will see a tool called Find It icon to help you access the full text of articles.

The Find It icon button will link you to the articles if they are available in other DSC library databases.

If that doesn't help, look to see if there is an icon indicating. This is an icon meaning the article can be found free, on the web.

English Literature Research in GALILEO

English Literature Research in the Library Catalog

Literature Research in One GALILEO Database, Literature Online (Premium)

English Literature Research in the Library

GALILEO & Literature Databases

The Dalton State GALILEO is a collection of about 300 databases. It is possible to do a big search of GALILEO, but some of the databases below have articles that may not show in that big GALILEO search (it's technology, and sometimes different systems don't cooperate perfectly.) So, sometimes it is worth exploring databases individually. When searching a database, bring up multiple search boxes by selecting "Advanced Search."

Other Relevant Databases


GALILEO: All Roberts Library Databases

LIBRARY CATALOG to find books and more

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Library Catalog

The gil-FIND catalog at Dalton State searches for books, (print and e-books), government documents, videos and video clips (from Films-on-Demand) and more. There are over 470,000 e-books and over 40,000 streaming videos available online. For tips to use, go to the video.

GIL Express and ILL for books, will be available when we are back to business-as-usual:

University System of Georgia Catalog and GIL Express

Using the above Library Cataloggil-FIND link, change the default to University System of Georgia libraries and log in, using your Dalton State credentials (Sign in at upper right). Current DSC students, faculty, and staff may request and borrow materials not owned by the library through a service called GIL Express

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you need a book not available in the GIL-Find or GIL Universal Catalogs (or an article not in our databases), current DSC students, faculty, and staff may request materials through Interlibrary Loan. This service can take 3-10 days, so plan ahead!

Arts & Humanities Database Search

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